Airspace – Zones of Fidelity and Failure
Kerr, Vicki. 2015. Airspace – Zones of Fidelity and Failure. Doctoral thesis, Goldsmiths, University of London [Thesis]
Abstract or Description
Given our increasing reliance on air travel to function in all aspects of society, it seems imperative to expand our knowledge of airspace and the social relations that air travel enhances and makes possible. My thesis offers a critical analysis of the technical safety systems that support air travel. It finds fissures in the rationality that underlines our belief in the safety and sustainability of air travel and leaves open the question of whether our confidence in this system can be sustained only by the claim that it is inherently rational.